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Liverpool

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

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‘A Short Account of Massey’s Patent Log, and Sounding Machine’, 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 36-59
Scope and Contents The pamphlet was printed in Liverpool and also contains the opinions of several captains in the Navy or merchant's service and of pilots who had made practical trials of the machines, including Joseph Whittle, Captain William Killey, Lieutenant and Commander Philip Brown, Richard Dalton, Egerton Smith, Edward Toner, James Whitehead, Thomas Mullion, Thomas Bennett, John Murphy, W. Cumberland, Captain John Calverhouse, Captain Sam M. Colquintt, John Cummins, Captain J. Cox, C.H. Wilkinson,...
Dates: 1806
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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‘A Short Account of Massey’s Patent Log, and Sounding Machine’, 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 60-83
Scope and Contents A second copy of the pamphlet; with annotations. The pamphlet was printed in Liverpool and also contains the opinions of several captains in the Navy or merchant's service and of pilots who had made practical trials of the machines, including Joseph Whittle, Captain William Killey, Lieutenant and Commander Philip Brown, Richard Dalton, Egerton Smith, Edward Toner, James Whitehead, Thomas Mullion, Thomas Bennett, John Murphy, W. Cumberland, Captain John Calverhouse, Captain Sam M. Colquintt,...
Dates: 1806
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Benjamin Wood on a magnetic instrument for ascertaining longitude, 1818

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 305-315
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Dates: 1818
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy of a letter from the Admiralty to David Kirkpatrick, 1814-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/35: 433-434
Scope and Contents Concerning Kirkpatrick's 'artificial horizon' instrument.
Dates: 1814-03-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy of a reply to David Kirkpatrick concerning his nautical improvements, 1821-08-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 209
Scope and Contents From the Item: Letters relating to Kirkpatrick's new nonius for quadrants and an instrument to show the true distance in a lunar observation.
Dates: 1821-08-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1849 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/599
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the location, identity, rates and purchases of various chronometers. The volume includes repairs to and complaints with chronometer makers; requests for chronometers for D. Livingstone and the Oregon expedition; a list of chronometer makers; a paper, in French, by Messrs Delamarche and Ploix on the influence of the magnetism of ships on the rates of chronometers; J Hartnup's 'importance of testing chronometers before they are used at sea'; and notes on the management...
Dates: 1849 - 1859
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/602
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, trials of, sales of, regulations of, requests on, and ownership of chronometers. The volume covers chronometers for ascertaining a ship's speed; regulations for the testing of chronometers at Liverpool Observatory; mail guards' watches; accounts for chronometers and relevant charges; chronometers for the Indian Department and the Austrian government; the Burdett-Coutts prize for the best essay on balance-springs; and a Swiss report on chronometers and...
Dates: 1868 - 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on chronometers, 1876 - 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/606
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the ownership of, purchase of, loss of, conversion of, and trials of chronometers. There is correspondence with the Admiralty and with many chronometer makers. The volume also includes printed copies of 'Instructions for packing chronometers sent from abroad, or from the outports to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich'; a copy of the rules of the Clockmakers Company governing the issuing of the prizes; two pages extracted from 'Nature', 29 March 1877, concerning 'Ships'...
Dates: 1876 - 1885
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on galvanic time, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/612
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the communication of time by telegraph to Exeter, Norwich, the Bank of England, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton. The papers include complaints about alleged inaccuracies of the Liverpool Time Ball; a request for a clock for the Greenwich Hospital School Observatory; galvanic regulations of the clocks at the General Post Office and the Athenaeum; and the construction of sympathetic galvanic clocks. The correspondents include C.V. Walker, J.C. Clark, S.H. Northcote, G....
Dates: 1849 - 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on galvanic time, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/613
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the communication of time by the Post Office telegraph. There are papers on the trials, costs and tests of clocks on the network; the regulation of clocks; proposals for time signals to be sent to naval dockyards from Greenwich; time balls at Portsmouth, Devonport, Sheerness, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool and the City Observatory, London; and a report by Airy on the workings of the Devonport Time Ball and sketches of its galvanic arrangement. The...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Liverpool Observatory, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/155
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the establishment of the observatory at Liverpool, covering the financing of the venture, its advantages to navigators, plans of the docks, a telescope and a water-powered mechanism. The principal correspondents are J. Aiken, W.T. Jones and J. Franklin. There is also printed correspondence between R. Sheepshanks, J. Taylor and Sir J. South. The letters include correspondence with W. Simms, London, and G. Mertz, Munich, on the instruments. There are also articles from 'Gore's...
Dates: 1838 - 1849
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on observations given, 1889 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning observations given to the Northern Rifle Association, U. Levau, Mr Spencer, A. Stubbs, J. Franz, H.P. Slade, Mr MacKenzie, Mr Jackson, Mr Dawes and Mr Hutchinson, 1889. The topics include the Sun's position at Wimbledon; Vesta, 1887-1888; the azimuth of the Sun and Moon in west London; sunrise near Paris; the full Moon, January and February 1891; observations of a lunar crater; measures of Mars and Saturn; an equation of time; the meeting of Mars and Saturn; and the...
Dates: 1889 - 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on terrestrial longitude, 1833 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/181
Scope and Contents Correspondence on finding terrestrial longitude by testing chronometers at the culmination of Moon and stars. There is material on the longitudes of Chelmsford, Limerick, Port Stephen (Australia), Paris, Edinburgh, Antwerp, Dublin, Armagh, Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford, Hartwell, Portsmouth, Devonport, Hamburg, Liverpool and Regent's Park. The correspondents include E.J. Cooper, J.C. Fremont, P.P. King, W.H.C. Bartlett, Sir F. Beaufort, G. Fisher, E. Sabine, T. Henderson, R. Sheepshanks, J....
Dates: 1833 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on time balls and signals, 1858 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/614
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers on the time signals at Portsmouth, Devonport and Sheerness and the tests, errors and running of time balls at Gravesend, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope. The papers include a newspaper cutting from 'The Gateshead Observer' on the importance of time balls; accounts and reports on the Post Office clocks; papers on the regulation of the London Bridge and Westminster Great Clock; and papers on the regulation of the Edinburgh...
Dates: 1858 - 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with scientific societies, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/410
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various scientific societies, with related papers. There are minutes and proceedings of the British Association; papers on the work of the Balloon Committee; R. Willis' address to the 1862 conference at Cambridge; the programme and list of membership for this Cambridge conference; 'Birmingham Daily Post' and 'Daily Telegraph' reports on balloon trials; Airy's talk on strains in tubular bridges; writing by J.D. Forbes on the conduction of heat in bars; determination of...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Declaration signed by Francis Norris for chronometer No. 102, 1835-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 247
Scope and Contents From the File: Letters and declarations to Pond from chronometer makers, including Robert Molyneux, Parkinson & Frodsham, Thomas Earnshaw and E.J. Dent. The volume also includes five undated lists of makers' estimates for repair from Arnold and Arnold & Dent.
Dates: 1835-02-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Declaration signed by Robert Roskell, 1835-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 248
Scope and Contents From the File: Letters and declarations to Pond from chronometer makers, including Robert Molyneux, Parkinson & Frodsham, Thomas Earnshaw and E.J. Dent. The volume also includes five undated lists of makers' estimates for repair from Arnold and Arnold & Dent.
Dates: 1835-02-27
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — DCPP/AMO/6

Diary of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, vol VI, 1856-07-12 - 1857-05-06

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO/6
Scope and Contents Includes, at the back: list of books read, 1856, letters written and received in 1856 and 1857. Includes pressed flower, list of people invited to a party, 30 Jan 1857, list of contributions for Mrs Wilson, 22 Dec 1856 and small sketch of a fish. Journal begins in Southend, before travelling to Hastings (St Leonards) on 25 July and, after a brief stay in London, on to Tatton Park. Notable entries include: (30 August) visit to Liverpool and Birkenhead, concert at the Philarmonic Hall including...
Dates: 1856-07-12 - 1857-05-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Open. Some in need of conservation - access to transcripts may be provided as an alternative.
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From John Shepherd, Liverpool, 14 Nov. 1808

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8190/9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Letters to Robson, with the exception of Add. 8190/13, on botanical and other matters.
Dates: 14 Nov. 1808
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Bywater on a new Variation Table, 1812

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/42: 223-228
Scope and Contents From the File: Correspondence regarding the effects of magnetic variation on the mariner's compass, the use of magnetic variation to establish longitude and the cause of magnetic variation.
Dates: 1812
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter concerning a request to present a chronometer to the Board of Admiralty, 1822-01-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 5
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Lancaster to John Pond.
Dates: 1822-01-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter concerning the delivery of three chronometers to the Royal Observatory, 1821-08-07

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 2
Scope and Contents Sent from Sutherland Davies & Co to Pond.
Dates: 1821-08-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter confirming ownership of two chronometers deposited at the Royal Observatory, 1829-08-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 125
Scope and Contents Sent from Robert Roskell to Thomas Taylor.
Dates: 1829-08-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter confirming receipt of bill for sale of chronometer, 1828-10-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/237: 87
Scope and Contents Sent from Robert Roskell to Thomas Taylor.
Dates: 1828-10-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Abraham C. Hazewinkel to the Board of Longitude, 1828-04-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/37: 383-384
Scope and Contents From the Item: Paper and two related letters.
Dates: 1828-04-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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